Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Another Hackberry Munching Butterfly

So a few days ago, I posted a picture of the tawny emperor butterly, whose host plant was hackberry.

Last week, while on a trip with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, someone brought up the species of butterflies in Ohio whose host plant is hackberry. It turned out that I had photographed one of these species, the American snout, this past June.


This butterfly is not easily forgettable. When I spotted this guy on the banks of the Olentangy, I wasn't sure if it was a butterfly or a moth. The long extension of its head is just odd looking. Sure enough, he's an American snout, Libytheana carinenta.

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